Roku rumored to launch its first 4K HDR players this fall

28 Aug 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Roku will introduce no less than five new media players this fall, including its first box with support for HDR (high dynamic range), reports website Zatz Not Funny.

Five new Roku boxes

Roku will apparently retire its “1, 2, 3, 4” naming scheme and switch to names such as “Premiere”, “Ultra” and “Express”. These boxes have passed FCC and shown up on Canadian sites.

A new Roku “Ultra” box will be the company’s first to support HDR (high dynamic range). It will also feature optical audio out, a USB port, and a remote control finder function. Last year, the company launched the Roku 4 as its first 4K player. Netflix and Amazon are already streaming movies and TV series in HDR.

Roku 4

If we are to believe the information, there are two “Roku Premiere” models; one with 4K and a “Plus” model with 4K and HDR. The Premiere Plus will also feature an Ethernet port and microSD.

Two “Express” models have also passed through the databases and these are expected to be entry-level models with HD resolution, and successors to the current Roku 1.

Dave Zatz, who dug up the information, expects Roku to launch the new streaming players this fall, adding that it “looks like prices will roughly track the 2015 models”.

- Source: Zatz Not Funny

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